Byzantii in the Middle East

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Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Jonathon Chester » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:17 pm

Rob, given the Eastern Empire is in ascendance in the West what are their current holdings like in Africa and the modern Middle East?

I believe the time period Darklands is set would of been the beginnings of the rise of Islam in the area which eventually led to the Byzantine empire falling, are they causing their darklands counter parts any troubles?
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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Icchan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:52 pm

Part of Islam's quick success in the byzantines was probably due to Byzantine being exhausted from a previous war (in our world). It's possible that with the alliance with the Infernii, they wouldn't have been so weak and would have been able to squash the islamic uprising or at least severely slow it down.
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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Jonathon Chester wrote:Rob, given the Eastern Empire is in ascendance in the West what are their current holdings like in Africa and the modern Middle East?


Extensive!

Jonathon Chester wrote:I believe the time period Darklands is set would of been the beginnings of the rise of Islam in the area which eventually led to the Byzantine empire falling, are they causing their darklands counter parts any troubles?


Not quite; simply put, Islam will not be a part of Darklands, not least because its rise is well after 650AD.

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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Jonathon Chester » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:20 pm

Fair enough, thought it started early 7th century so would of fit about this point.
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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Rob Lane » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:28 pm

Jonathon Chester wrote:Fair enough, thought it started early 7th century so would of fit about this point.


I'm not going anywhere near Islam. Zoroastrianism all the way.

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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Jonathon Chester » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:28 pm

Fair enough
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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Brightblade » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Rob Lane wrote:
Jonathon Chester wrote:Fair enough, thought it started early 7th century so would of fit about this point.


I'm not going anywhere near Islam. Zoroastrianism all the way.

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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby DrNO172000 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:06 pm

The prospect of Djinn is more exciting than another Abrahamic offshoot anyway lol. But this does make me wonder, what about the Hebrew? Since Christians exist then Judaism has to have at least existed. So are they still around? Do they create Kabbalistic Golems?
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Re: Byzantii in the Middle East

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:16 am

DrNO172000 wrote:The prospect of Djinn is more exciting than another Abrahamic offshoot anyway lol. But this does make me wonder, what about the Hebrew? Since Christians exist then Judaism has to have at least existed. So are they still around? Do they create Kabbalistic Golems?


They are around, yes, and Golems would indeed exist...

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